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up for work tomorrow. a one-day strike to demand higher pay is expected in more than 100 cities. workers average $9 an hour. 40 wells trapped this >> on "america tonight," in the world's richest nation, why is it so hard for so many to make a decent living? we will look at wealth, poverty and why a minimum wage just isn't enough. >> gas is up. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i am joie chen. we begin looking at struggles of cities and workers and the future of both. money, how cities balance their economic needs and can protect their citizens. case in point, a fight for a living wage which has quietly quietly grown from a city by city movement putting more pressure on lawmakers in washington, d.c. we begin with a look in the call for a higher minimum wage. >> it was just over a year ago, when fast food employees gathered to protest low
-food workers will walk off the job on thursday. more than 100 cities are expected to take part. >> they want pay to rise to $15 an hour. >> police in mexico have recovered a stolen truck carries dangerous radio active material. in the back was cobalt-60 used in radiation treatment. no arrests have been made, but anyone who touches it could be exposed to radiation levels. >> for students at the university of california, santa barba have been afflicted with meningitis. they have recovered. they may be able to use a vaccine not yet approved in the u.s. those are the headlines. i'm thomas drayton in new york. wells trapped this >> on "america tonight," in the world's richest nation, why is it so hard for so many to make a decent living? we will look at wealth, poverty and why a minimum wage just isn't enough. >> gas is up. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining u
. in the maya city of copan, a jeweler fashioned rare shell and jade for his powerful lord. in mexico, living artisans echo the economy of a vanished civilization. and in teotihuacan, evidence of mass production has now been unearthed. tiny faces of clay reflect the men and women who made them a thousand years ago. on the other side of the world, in the ancient roman city of ostia, huge merchant ships were part of an economy much like our own. and today, the tanners of morocco still practice their ancient craft, living proof that economies have evolved out of the past. everyone who has ever lived has been part of an economic system. iel bote grande...mil pesos! economic systems are simply the ways people produce, distribute and consume things -- everything and anything, from tortillas to stocks and bonds. for 10,000, 10,000 an eighth. today, as in the past, economic systems lie at the heart of how a society is organized. archaeologists search for these systems because they believe economies hold the key to understanding ancient societies. archaeologist william sanders. the economy of any give
workers in 100 cities promise to hit the streets to demand higher pay. >> emergency response, what authorities are learning from the desperate 911 calls played dur the newtown massacre. >>> a brutal winter blast. we begin tonight with inequality in the economy and the dangers to young americans. president obama says 10% of the population is now taking home half of the nation's income. he warns the growing canyon between rich and poor is destroying the economy, and threatening the american dream. president obama -- >> the top 20%, has about a two in three chance of staying at or near the top. a child born into the bottom 20% has a less than one in 20 shot at making i.t. to th -- making o the top. he's ten times modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the fa
education is the key to life. >> i want them to go to school. >> it's a challenge in a city where 60% of public schoolchildren are not learning at grade level. >> it's one of the worst school systems in the state. how many generations of children do you disserve before you say, "let's try something different." lionel rainey is pushing for a different plan for better schools. by breaking away from baton rouge, and starting a new city. the city of st george would encompass an unincorporated area home to a fifth of the residents, it would control and run schools with its own tax residence. >> it's not about starting a city, it's about education. >> it's about 100% total about education. we came into this saying we want to take accountability for the schools in our area >> critics say st george would take more than accountability. the break-up could cost the city at large $53 million - 20% of its budget and would segregate the city. baton rouge is majority black. st george would be a majority white at a 3:1 ratio. >> now we would have white kids going to school over here on this end of t
to last their ship are striking. in 100 cities they are striking, demanding pay. today's strikes are the latest move in a campaign that started last summer. the medium wage is slightly more than $900. >> the workers live in poverty, working in conditions. >> more than two and a quarter americans have non-management jobs with the top 10 fast food chains. anti-government forces, and the post soviet leaders issued solidarity. one is viktor yushenko, coming to power after the orange revolution in 2004. >> the protest scores have persisted for weeks. barnaby phillips reports from kiev. foreign ministers from across europe have come to kiev. this was a scheduled meeting of the osce. it's not in relation to the political crisis specifically, but you can imagine at that meeting ukraine is bound to feature and there'll be different preaches. for example, the general j the polish and the swedish for instances have been outspoken critic much russia's policy towards ukraine. but sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, and yesterday he condemned what he called n.a.t.o. inference
an american teacher. it happened while the man was out runnin running in e eastern city. the imagine cut chemistry, no one has claimed responsible for the attack. six people are dead and several others wounded. was attacked on wednesday, suicide bombers and armed fighters attacked the compound. the gun battle with police, no group has said that it carried out the attack. >> now there are more syrians living in the jordanian province than jordanians. the influx is worrying resident that is say the refugee crieses is maiming them poorer and frustrated. >> the government says this is causing infrastructure to crumble, and that's significant funds are required to meet additional demand for services like water, sanitation, and electricity. >> the u.n. refugee agency and its partners are trying to mitigate the impact of the refugee crisis by funding clean up campaigns to improve sanitation here. an old bakery has been renovated with new equipment, to triple bread production and kate tore a larger population. they appreciate the help, but say jordanians need more support. >> all of these aid ag
pourous, open border, could be used with a stick of dynamite to set off a dirty bomb in major city. >> there are special sensors along the southern border with mexico to detect radio active material that may be potentially trying to be smuggled into the country. >> thank you, casey. >> we're getting more information on the killing of an american in benghazi. somebody shot and killed man from texas while he was on a jog. pentagon sources are saying the man was a teacher at benghazi's international school. that school confirmed he was a chemistry teacher there. he was 33 years old. usual officials long warned the city is dangerous for westerners. nobody is taking responsibility for the killing. a libyan official says it happened near the u.s. outpost, the side of the terror attack last year which left four americans dead, including our ambassador, christ city phoenix. >>> one child died and four others hurt after a dump truck crashed into a school bus in idaho. a sheriff spokeswoman there says as many as ten kids were on the bus, all of them sixth graders or younger. the says they we
no longer going to the city. they were, in fact, bypassing the cities and moving to suburb suburbia. that was happening all over the country, not just with hispanic immigrants, but all immigrants. i wr0 a story about that, and what they said was to professors was that this would have consequences. it would have consequences in terms of politics and elections, and we have seen that. also, in terms of tension and all kinds of things. i made a mental note to follow-up, and i never did. one of those things 245 reporters just move on to the next story, so when i heard about this, i thought this was in many ways a perfect follow-up bus everything that they said would happen in suburbia, and not far from here, i don't know if you have been there, but sussex is 60 miles, patchhook is 60 miles from new york city, and this situation was going on so near -- actually between new york city and the hamptons, and maybe not so many loss, but so many people from new york drive to the hamptons every weekends that maybe they don't look sideways and think, you know, this is going on here. these people
were no longer going to the city. they were in fact moving to suburbia. this was happening all over the country but only with hispanic immigrants but all immigrants. so i wrote a story about that. and what they said to the professors was that this would have consequences. it would have consequences in terms of politics and also in terms of tension and all kinds of things so i wrote a story in 1996 and i made a mental note to follow up and never did. it's one of those things reporters kind of move on to the next story. so when i heard about marcelo lucero, i thought this was in many ways sadly the perfect follow-up because everything that they said would happen in suburbia in fact happened. they don't know if you've ever been there but it's about 60 miles from new york city and this kind of situation was going on so near its actually between new york city and the hamptons and so many -- maybe not so many of us but people in new york dr. there every weekend but maybe they look sideways and think this is going on here, these people are our neighbors and it is happening right next door
refuge from the increasingly sectarian violence in the city's airport. it's as france the play's one thousand troops to its former colony under un mandate to restore order one from one s became a head at the prospect that alex campbell who is in the capital. he can cross and now for the latest alex what's the situation where you want monday to saturday well we're still getting reports that only groups that have been dead and a caring outing sections of pink targeting civilian populations and uncaring know is carrying carrying machetes as some residents to have been saying that they stole the snowmen had stolen a neighbor's house for instance the account that they would be the most names for instance and or affiliates of the former rebel coalition or affiliated to the vet and tebow tracking units that are going speak ordinated attacks against that the cab to school at forty eight hours giving you the streets of mt or mt. the air as you said that the red cross and the grange years beat the all bishops in residence. went out to the to recover the police that were going in the ground in
and snow. three inches of snow from oklahoma city to st. louis. snow begins tonight and lasts through friday and also looking for significant ice including little rock, dallas especially the morning commute on friday will be dangerous. also widespread power outages. back to you. >>> accu-weather also saying it has never ever gotten this cold in central valley parts of california where so much citrus is growing and it's going to dip below zero again in fresno and las vegas. have you ever heard of las vegas getting that cold? >> that is horrible. not so cold that it will potentially kill the fruit, the crop this year. the last time it was cold in the '90s, not even this cold it was killing citrus trees themselves. the tree dies, not just the fruit on the tree. that's how crazy cold it is. >> it goes deep. my goodness. >>> here's a look at the rest of the thursday forecast. freezing rain and sleet in parts of northern new england. scattered showers from northern virginia to the southern appalachians. mix of rain and snow for new mexico and the southeast arizona. >> 40s and 50s in the des
city 30, santa rosa 24 and fairfield 26 degrees. it's a pipeline of air coming direct down from the arctic. it has to come from due south and north to get here. one of the cold spots tonight will be santa rosa. joe vazquez reporting live tonight. we know it's a freeze warning, but not everybody agrees that it's cold? >> reporter: cold is in the eye of the beholder. this beholder is freezing just like the city of santa rosa back there, 32 degrees, but not everybody here agrees on the level of discomfort. >> i'm always cold whether it's summer or winter. i'm cold. >> when it's freezing like it is now? >> i'm shaking. >> not too cold because i'm jumping up and down. >> it's not as wet and rainy, but definitely we got the cold, dry and cold. >> one bad ass latte on the bar. >> reporter: oh, that's the name of the place. >> i'm missing a bit of our warm weather. you really need to bundle up. >> serious coat, our winter cold. >> reporter: your teeth are chattering. >> it's freezing out here of. >> reporter: but look at that. he's wearing shorts. >> i'm always warm. >> reporter: t
of people gathered from early saturday morning in mandela square in johannesburg, the nation's largest city. they offered flowers in front of a statue of mandela. people attached messages, expressing thanks to the anti apartheid leader, and praising his achievements. mourners from different ethnic groups formed long lines to sign the book of condolence. >> thankful that he's gone, but also celebrating his life, celebrating what he has done for us as his people. so just want to thank him. >> the country's leaders plan to hold a national memorial service for mandela on tuesday in johannesburg. there will be a state funeral next sunday in the eastern village of cue knew, where mandela grew up. >>> six men suspected of stealing a truck carrying a load of radioactive material in mexico are in hospital for possible radiation exposure. a group of gunmen hijacked a truck outside mexico city on monday. it was carrying a cobalt 60, a radioactive substance used for medical applications. police later found the radioactive substance about 60 kilometers away. the thieves had removed the radioactive mater
caught on surveillance camera. a man grabs a woman -- right outside the open doors of a city bus. it happened in milpitas tuesday. and police are searching for the pair. kron 4's rob fladeboe is live tonight at the scene of this brazen assault. rob? >> reporter:number 217 pulled up at a stop here on east calaveras boulevard and >> reporter:opened it's doors. police sergeant raj maharaj says the surveillance video, captured by a camera on the bus, jibes with the story told by the bus driver, who called 911. >> reporter: the video shows a violent struggle. the man can be heard referencing a bag at first held by the woman, who in turn is shouting for the driver to call police, who are treating this as a possible kidnapping. what else could >> reporter:whatever it was occurred right across the street from milpitas city hall, un-nerving some transit riders like erick osorio. police went door to door in the neighborhood looking for happened after they moved out of range of that surveillance camera. >> reporter:relief tonight.from a family distraught after their 13- year old girl went m
from the capital. >> we have heard gun fire and mortar rounds as well. all over this city. pretty close to where we are in this hotel now. the city is deserted. people are staying inside the homes. probably the worst fighting bungi has seen since sellicka rebels came into the capital taking control of the country in march in year. we understand - this is from the french military, that the people behind the attack, known as anti-ballica. they are a christian militia who started off as a protection force. now, we don't know whether they have actually grown in size, whether they do have a lot of heavy weaponry at the moment. the african forces which are here and present in bongi have been deployed to different parts of the city. their role is to protect the airport and french citizens. it comes as we wait for a u.n. security council to vote on a second resolution to tend in not only more troops but african forces. at the moment there's no one here to protect civilians. >> more ahead, including what a steal. while looters let loose on supermarkets and department stores in argentina. not jus
jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, live in new york city. >> an american war veteran detained in north korea is on his way back to the united states. merrill newman departed beijing airport about 15 minutes ago, headed for his home in san francisco. he'd been held in north korea since late october. officials said they released newman on humanitarian grounds and for apologising for crimes committed during the korean war. he spoke to reporters before leaving beijing. >> i'm glad to be coming home. >> melissa chan has more. >> great news that merrill newman has been freed. you can well imagine how distraught his family has been. he's missed thanksgiving, but will be home in time for the holidays. we hear that merrill newman was part of a special unit called the white tigers. military intelligence stole secrets - we didn't know about the group until the 1990s. so from the north korean perspective they consider merrill newman, even though he's advanced in age, a serious enemy. from the north korean perspective and because of their propaganda they believe they are in imminent danger from an
with this plan. >> elsewhere, an american teacher has been shot dead in libya. it happened in the eastern city of benghazi. gunman shot the man who works at an international school. no one has claimed responsibility for that attack. u.s. secretary of state has presented ideas on improving israeli security as part of the deal between israelis and palestinians. >> i believe we are making some progress. the parties remain committed to this task. they are meeting regularly and we have remind in very close touch with both leaders. once again, israel's security is fundamental to these negotiations. >> john kerry is in meetings today. we are in ramallah right now. >> they don't share the optimism that you might have gotten in the meeting between mr. kerry and mr. netanyahu. the palestinian negotiators say the process has ground to a halt and hope mr. kerry can get them out of what they're calling a crisis. the israelis say they are creating crisis. the palestinians say the israelis are not serious when it comes to talks. it is not clear if there have been any meaningful talks. they point to the conti
and san mateo bridge takes you 13 minutes from hayward to foster city. the cold nap is a big shock to people in the south bay who used to mild weather and many have been preparing for the freezing temperatures. our reporter is if san jose with the news. >> a lot of people are bundling up and headed to the station in downtown san jose with a couple of people on the lot form with sweatshirts and coffee in hand jumping around to stay warm dealing with the possibility of breaking a 41-year-old record low. we went by the lumber company can this is not an official weather gage you have an idea how cold it is, reading 27 degrees is the official reading coming from the airport at 31 degrees right now. people taking caltran or the bus this morning if downtown san jose are bundled up. some are trying to stay warm in the lobby before headed out to the platforms and a woman just arrived from hawaii. >> what was the weather like in hawaii? >> 86 degrees! majestic. >> big shock anying this would be california weather, right? >> exactly. exactly. >> the cold isn't keeping people from being outsid
60 miles north and east of mexico city. authorities there have since recovered the radio active material and the stolen truck, but no one knew where the people were. will carr is live with the later. we know the thinking these may be the people who stole the truck. what have you learned? >> reporter: authorities have been saying this could happen, that whoever came in touch with this dangerous radio active element could show up at a hospital, so now the reports out of mexico that six people have shown up in the hospital in pachuca, mexico, a report that one is throwing up and -- dizzy, signs of radiation poisoning. we don't knoll how or if they're actually linked to this stolen can he bat 6 -- cobalt 60. but on machine the truck that was transferring the material was stolen. we don't know if the thief knew the truck had cobalt 60 inside but the truck was found this. the container was found a half mile from the truck. the container was open, and they found the cobalt 60 so somebody was exposed to this and now we have these sick showing up. >> this cobalt, it can kill you. >> that
of sending illegal mailers to discredit magna lay that when she ran for san jose city council in 2010. rematch will take place in the june primary. [ inaudible ] the illegal campaign mailers will sent to those of vietnamese community and made her look like a communist. >>> he is due to start speak at 8:15 this morning. ktvu will provide coverage. >>> also this morning california republicans are defending a website that criticizes the new health care law. >> democrats say taxpayer money should not have been used to create the site. it looks too much like the real website for the state's health care exchanges and could prevent users from signing up. the gop site has links to medial coverage detailing problems with the law. >>> two runners from kenya will participate in their first competition this sunday thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger. through a new organization he started through kenya. davis says he was inspired by the elite runners that come from a small town with no running water or electricity. they will be running in the california marathon this sunday. but first th
in the east bay, but, city, chilly in the north bay at zero to three degrees cooler than yesterday with 22 in napa and 25 in novato and the upper 20's around concord and san ramon and 30 in antioch and livermore and the mid-to-upper 30's from san jose up both bay shorelines to oakland and 42 in san francisco and freezing cold at 32 in half moon bay. from our tower you can see how clean it is and the next 12 hours, 22 to 39 under sun, and 46 to 50 at noon, and high clouds roll in at 4:00, and 46 to 52 and get ready for lit hours during the early evening with temperatures in the low-to-mid 40's. leyla gulen? >> tgif, everyone, heavy conditions over the a pass which is building. we have a couple of brand new problems including southbound 880 headed into san lenadro. someone dropped a ladder that is broken into many pieces affecting the tires out there. we have reports of several popped tires. in san francisco northbound 101 a crash involving a couple of vehicles at hospital curve. it is blocking one lane and you is slow and go traffic away from the 280 extension. look out for that drive time
conditions in some cities that aren't to used freezing rain, sleet and snow. shear a live look at santa lewis, expected to be hit by snow and ice tomorrow. dense fog there right now. dense fog here, too, in atlanta. let's head to new york, though, and eindra peterson. >> you nailed it, it is the threat of freezing rain that we're so concerned with. but more snow still expected to fall anywhere from over a foot of though still in through colorado, even through minnesota. we'll still be talking about, yes, that heavy snowfall, but let's take a look at the system and where it's expected to go forward from here. now, this is what we were talking about, that freezing rain threat. where you see the pink, that's a wintry mix. what we're concerned with is that wintry mix could be not just sleet, but freezing rain anywhere from southern pougs porti portions back through texas. this is thursday at 9:00 p.m. and notice how the wintry mix spreads all the way into the ohio valley. likely the far north you are, you're just dealing with sleet. but notice we're still dealing with the system even through the
in 100 cities across the country, from new york city to new orleans, to oakland, trying to pressure employers into paying a livable wage of $15 an hour. now they've got a powerful ally on their side, president obama. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage. >> but the message being pushed by the president and protesters doesn't sit well with some corporate executives. this is a dire prediction for 15 bucks an hour from an executive at white castle. >> there are groups out there that are asking and pleading to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and to more than double the federally mandated started wage wouldn't be bad for white castle, it would be catastrophic. 406 restaurants and what we know is that would result in closing more than 200 of those restaurants and the ones remaini
. >>> and the famous rockefeller center christmas tree lights up new york city. "early today" starts right now. >>> this is "early today" for thursday, december 5. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. a brutal weather system is bearing down across the u.s. more than 30 million people are in the path of this arctic invasion, snow, ice and extraordinary drops of temperature are expected and it is not over yet. >> reporter: the big chill is bringing a brutal mix of ice, snow and subzero temperatures to 27 states. in minnesota nearly three feet of snow in two days. >> it is going to be a white christmas. >> reporter: the arctic blast burying cars. by friday it could be 20 degrees below zero. states from california to mississippi to kentucky are bracing for pockets of record cold. >> we haven't seen this in a while this early in the season. >> reporter: temperatures could plummet 40 degrees below normal. in denver it went from nearly 60 degrees to 6 in one day. perfect for the polar bear at the zoo. the deep freeze is crippling california's citrus crop. 80% of the fruit is still on the tree. th
morning, kayla. >> good morning, richard. fast food restaurant workers in 100 cities across the country are planning walkouts, strikes, and protests today. it's part of a push for a higher minimum wage. protesters will be calling for a $15 wage, which is more than double the current federal wage of $7.25. private sector job growth came in higher than expected at 215,000 jobs added in november, but more good economic news today could be bad news for stocks, which are on a four-day slide on fears it of the fed pulling back on its stimulus. and car service app uber is teaming up with home depot to deliver christmas trees on demand all day today in ten major cities. for $135, uber will deliver a tree and a stand right to your door as well as a surprise christmas gift from the company. little holiday spirit goes a long way. richard, back to you. >> definitely does. we can sit in our home and enjoy the holiday. >>> sports headlines are just ahead, including an nba game that went up in smoke. and only the smootest will survive. jimmy kimmel hosts a dance-off with detroit's finest fans. you got
. coming up, we'll talk more about this freeze warning. the coldest cities tomorrow, and as this system moves out, a wet system moves in, and there's a chance for snow on bay area peaks. >>> now to ktvu's ken wayne. he's been outside tonight. talking to folks who are out there trying to stay warm. >> reporter: we're all trying to stay warm out here, frank. we pulled up here a couple of hours ago. the sign said 33 degrees. bill just mentioned 27, but it just dropped within the last few seconds to 26 degrees here in downtown walnut creek. before the night's over, it's going to be a lot colder. winter and ice skating go together. but it doesn't usually feel like it there should be real ice on the ground in walnut creek. >> i can't believe this is tonight, of all nights. it was really nice until just last night. >> reporter: a private party from a jewish synagog took to the ice. many of the participants, russian immigrants who know something about harsh cold winters. this guy has some advice for californians. >> you guys should man up. it's is not even freezing yet. >> quit complaining? >>
. in denver and the cold air is coming down in oklahoma city. from 9 in denver for the high to 80 in dallas love field. this cold air is sinking out of canada all the way to the gulf coast. the problem is the gulf coast said it's still fall and it tries to send up moisture and humidity over the top of this cold air. we will get an ice storm throughout central part of the plains where it will be 30 degrees and raining. we say how are you going to do that? it will be 50 degrees aloft or 40 up in the sky. 5,000 feet. it's going to rain, but rain where it's 30. 31, 32 degrees. a little bit of snow in oklahoma city. this is not a snow maker. this is an ice machine for memphis and little rock and evansville. st. louis some snow, but the story is this ice sticking to everything. trees and power lines and millions of people will be without power. when it gets to new york into the east coast, it runs out of moisture. that's some good news. we won't put down the power lines. the central part of the country is in for it. this will get ugly fast. kids will be stuck at school if we don't watch. by tomor
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mexico city. that prompted a six state man hund all across mexico. authorities say the thieves are likely either dead or dying from being exposed to that material. if they open it, unless they have has mat suits on, they were going to get in a lot of trouble. it's believed they opened the container not realize wlag is going on. they actually wanted to just steal the truck. >>> trains are back to normal in new york four days after that deadly train derailment. but now the nypd working with local prosecutors and federal investigators to see if criminal charges might be warranted in this situation. an attorney says the trains engineer william rockefeller fell into a sort of hypnotic days before the crash. four people were killed and more than 60 were injured in that derailment. >>> despite objection from officials and family members of victims, the 911 tapes have been released nearly a year after the sandy hook elementary shootings. a judge allowed their release. nbc news has decided not to play the tapes out of respect for the families of the victims. the tapes paint a picture of profession
. this is from tahoe city. you can see a brilliant start. a major resort opened for the season but they say they need more snow to swing into full operation. kirk wood reports it dumped about 2 to 3 feet of snow over a 24 hour period that ended yesterday morning. and snow fell with a foot and a half at squaw valley. all resorts ovenning limited operations now until they get some more snow. >>> a war veteran is spending his first day at home. his long awaited return is after being detained for 42 days in north korea. here he is yesterday. and the 85 year old arrived back in the bay area yesterday. he was review itemed with his -- he was reunited with his wife and son. he was forced into confessing while in north korea. he wanted to thank his supporters when he returned. >> and the american embassy in beijing for all their help. it hags been a great homecoming and i'm tired but i have my family. >> and the news agency says that newman was deported from the country was a humanitarian act. when he was asked if he would go back to north korea he chuckled and said probably not. >>> the 49ers gett
invasive topic, space aliens. >> is there life out there? what do they think about new york city? >> reporter: congress has passed 56 bills in 2013 in the past 66 years only three other times that congress has passed less than 100 bills in a single year. many of the bills this congress passed were simply extensions of older laws that were set to expire. hope appears to be dwindling for the small deal between house and budget leaders that wanted to replace the federal spending cuts known as sequester with smarter cuts and revenue. >> when will they learn to say yes? >> reporter: john boehner argued senate democrats were to blame for this year's inaction because they wouldn't consider the bills. >> this year is going down as the least productive in congressional history. what can you and others do to change that? >> look at the number of bills passed by the senate you can see where the problem is. >> reporter: >> reporter: >> reporter: report the senate is in the midst of a two week recess despite all these deadlines. one bright spot i suppose norah and charlie,
into oklahoma city, into idaho. look at these temperatures from 9 in denver today to 80 in dallas love field. the cold air is sinking out of canada and will go to the gulf coast and stop. the problem is the gulf coast says wait a minute, it's still fall, i want to be warm and sends up moisture, tries to send up humidity over the top of the cold air. so we'll get an ice storm through the central part of the plains where it's going to be 30 and raining. why not snow? it will be 50 degrees aloft or 50 degrees up in the sky. it's going to rain but it's going to rain where it's 30, 31, 2, a little snow in oklahoma city. i don't believe this is a snow maker. this is an ice machine for memphis, little rock, evansville, some snow, but the big story is this ice sticking to everything, trees, power lines, millions of people will be without power before this thing finally stops. now when it gets to new york and into the east coast it runs out of moisture. so that's some good news. we won't put down power lines but the central part of the country is in for it for the next few days. this will get ugly an
accumulations for oklahoma city, springfield, and places to the northeast, say ohio valley. these are all of the watches and warnings, winter weather advisories across the south. places in texas, also through arkansas, little rock, you're included in that. tomorrow ice and snow will continue. guys, as we get into early part of the weekend, that's when all of this is expected to move out. >> i've got to ask, why is this happening? what is this all about? what's behind this? do we know. >> a strong front you get this time of the year. we're getting ice and snow far to south and it is weird for places as far south as dallas, they normally don't get huge ice storms this time of year. they can get some ice but as far south in texas, it is uncommon. but these strong cold fronts can produce ice and snow that we're seeing in the south. >> don't let it get down here. did i say i hate ice? it's the worst. >> it's freaky. atlanta doesn't do well with ice. >> when driving on ice, you're a passenger in your own car. jennifer grey, appreciate that. >> coming up, they are standing as one across hundred
still in the fall. 80 in dallas today, 8 in denver. and that cold air is coming down into oklahoma city, look at these temperatures. from 9 in denver the high today to 80 in dallas love field. so this cold air is sinking out of canada, it's going to make its way all the way to the gulf coast. and basically stop. the problem is, the gulf coast says wait a minute it's still fall. i still want to be warm and tries to send up moisture, tries to send up humidity over the top of this cold air. so we're going to get an ice storm right through the central part of the plains where it's going to be 30 degrees and raining. how can it do that? why won't it be 30 and snow? because it's going to be 50 degrees aloft or even 40 degrees up up in the sky 5,000 feet so it's going to rain but where it's 30, 31, 32 degrees. a little bit of snow in oklahoma city. this isn't i don't believe a snowmaker. this is an ice machine for memphis, little rock, jonesboro, evansville. the ice will stick to everything. trees, power lines. millions of people will be without power before this thing finally stops. when it g
amount of force? or was it concentrated on one rail. >> it was heading to new york city early yesterday morning when it jumped the track. the engineer reportedly said he tried to apply the brakes that requires them to slow from 70 to 30. he says the brakes didn't work. the ntsb declines to speculate about the caught of the track, but at 4:30, the nssb plans to hold another press meeting. 9 this disrupted service for about 26,000 passengers, who take the hudson line of metro north each day, and that disruption is expected to continue until the ntsb completes its investigation and the mta is able to fix the tracks. >>> amazon is working on a new way to get -- it's a bird, a plane? no, it's amazon prime air. it has some risks. that's coming up next on "power lunch." we'll explain. n. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 trading inspires your life. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 life inspires your trading. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 where others see fads... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 ...you see opportunities. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're here to help tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 turn inspiration into action. tdd#: 1-800-345-25
all day long today as this story evolved. this story starts here in the city of tijuana in mexico, right across the border from san diego. last thursday on thanksgiving day, a big truck left the hospital in tijuana, ultimately heading across the country, almost a thousand miles to mexico city. that is how far they were supposed to go on the route. it was a very long trip and a very important trip, because that truck was carrying this. it is an old piece of equipment from that hospital in tijuana. this particular equipment was used in radiation therapy, which means that the equipment itself was radioactive. the hospital was ready to replace the old equipment with new stuff. but first it had to send the old, now radioactive equipment to a facility for storing nuclear waste. the piece of old equipment from the hospital in tijuana was loaded with little pellets with something called cobalt 60. it is a radioactive isotope, that used in the right way, could save you from cancer, but in the wrong way, it could kill you. one of the worst nuclear accidents of all time happened in 1987 when
happened to the city of brotherly love? you won't believe what the two women accused of starting the whole thing were fighting over. >>> plus, what may be a kidnapping caught on tape. now the search is on for the woman seen in this surveillance video being dragged away by an unidentified man. it's all "happening now." ♪ ♪ç jon: good morning to you on this thursday, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, great to have you today, i'm jenna lee, more on those stories in just a moment but first, more trouble for obamacare. jon: according to a new harvard university poll, less than one-third of uninsured young people are actually planning to sign up for insurance on the health care exchange. and young people are key to the law's success because they're the ones needed to offset the cost of insuring older, less healthy people.ç without them policy experts say obamacare and its numbers simply will not work. jonah goldberg is a fox news contributor and editor at large of "the national review" online. lynn sweet is washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times". i want to start with a lo
thousand. one major economic sector in turmoil. fast food worker ares in a hundred cities walking off the job and want to double the national minimum wage to $15 a hour. that would kill jobs and host of countdown and closing bell. liz, good afternoon to you. >> good idea or not? >> depends on who you ask. >> of course, you have an interesting shift lately and i am talking about where states said we will do what our voters want and 21 different states raised the minimum wage. yesterday, washington d.c., hiked their minimum wage up to len dollars and i believe $0.10. the fact is. they are going to len time time 50. it is incremental and you have folkical people getting together. and you are looking at them and they are saying, we are not tone agers flipping burgers. is the better cure to improve the economy in general. you have to remember in the past 20 years or so. we hiked the minimum wage ten times federally. and since 1956 it was done five times. and we looked at businesses. i immediately looked at 15 year stock charts. i picked mcdonalds. and we look at stocks and how they perform
. that is sunday on c-span. >> in a survey of major newspapers made in 1909, the kansas city star was rated more in favor of reform than all the other major metropolitan newspapers in the united states combined. as nelson himself told an interviewer in 1910, i do not want a star's editorial to be a lot of literary essays. i want to get things done. up historyowed teachers on past performance with an editorial in these are that rejected the notion that roosevelt was a man on horseback who would seize power and become dictator. he is a builder recall to his work said the paper, not a man on earth. after roosevelt hospital rival from africa, they talked about the candidates you -- candidacy. there were clubs formed. newspaperact of publisher william nelson on the american progressive movement and teddy roosevelt's campaign to win back the white house. colombian president juan manuel santos was in washington this week for talks with president obama. he spoke at the national press club about his country's free- trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with colombian rebels. th
with the chp. no reports of black ice so far. san francisco is the only city spared from the freeze warning. there's a chance of showers late friday. we could see snow at the higher elevations. people seem excited about about that. they say there's not been a dusting for four, five years. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the freezing temperatures forcing two of the major bay area airports to take immediately action. this is mineta. a spokesman said they de-iced the first of several planes that took off about 6:350 this morning. they are -- 6:30 this morning. they are not sure how long this will continue. but there are no flight delays right now. oakland says two southwest airlines planes were de-iced this morning. we're waiting to get info back from sfo. we'll pass that onto you. >>> the freeze warning is not keeping people from doing their holiday shopping. shoppers were bundled up on bay street in emeryville. some of the people we talked to say they love the winter weather. >> i think it's great. i think it feels refreshing. >> now, business has listen brisk at christmas tree lots
, then shot and killed the seller. the victim, 22-year-old ikenna uwakah of daly city, was shot multiple times about 3:30 p.m. sunday in an industrial area near bayshore boulevard and jerrold avenue where he and the supposed buyer had agreed to meet, police said. uwakah died at san francisco general hospital. uwakah had arranged to sell the game console for cash to the suspect, a man in his 20s or 30s, said officer albie esparza, a police spokesman. a family member said uwakah drove to the meeting spot with his girlfriend. there, the killer took the gaming device, shot uwakah and fled, esparza said. uwakah's girlfriend was not injured, according to the family. police did not disclose what type of game console was involved or identify the website on which uwakah had advertised the product. the website was not craigslist, esparza said. demand has been intense in recent weeks for two new consoles, sony's playstation 4 and microsoft's xbox one, with retailers seeing long lines and sometimes running out of the devices. uwakah's sister, uzoma uwakah of ved angeles, said hebtr ea of lcy. he was a e w
redwood city para exigir que no abra sus puertas.. ---mayra tostado nos cuenta por que.. take pkg 0:01 0:45 pkg quienes manejaron por la calle "el camino real" en redwood city esta maÑana se llevaron una gran sorpresa al encontrar un grupo de personas manifestandos e contra la apertura de una nueva clinica de "planned parenthood" que empezar a ofrecer sus servicios a la comunidad a partir de maÑana. al centro medico acuden hombres y mujeres de todas las edades para recibir desde anticonceptiv os hasta tratamiento contra enfermedades de transmisin sexual. el procedimiento ms polemico que ofrece "planned parenthood" es el aborto, algo que se torna an ms controversial en california ya que los menores de edad no tienen que recibir el permiso de sus padres para abortar o informarles que han visto a un medico. inconformes por esta realidad, manifestantes y lideres religiosos en redwood city dicen que no se debe abrir ni una sola clinica ms de ese tipo en estados unidos. "and so we're very concerned about these three issues, you know the lowering of our property values" linda potter dice que
is the shining city on the hill that those look to when they are looking for freedom. but obama's policy the last four years hasn't helped. he started off with his apology tour, apologizing for the things the united states has done. most recently we have seen his handling of syria didn't go well. people think vladimir putin did a much better job of handling the situation. 73% of casualties in afghanistan have happened under president obama. bill: 54-56% disapprove to how the president is handling foreign policy. 2/3 in that pew survey believe americans view greater involvement in the global economy is a greater thing. meaning when america is a strong country it's better for the world. >> we have seen that throughout history. and when we see economies like china coming up it's important to have our own economy keep going. people like to complain about america, but when something happens in the world, the philippines, the typhoon there, when something happens in the world guess who is the first country to go, the united states military and the charities. we are divide as a country on political line
can go find exactly where those open parking spots are. the collaboration with citi was important for providing us the necessary financing; allow this small start-up to go provide a service to municipalities. citi has been an incredible source of advice, how to engage with municipalities, how to structure deals, and as we think about internationally, citi is there every step of the way. so the end result is you reduce congestion, you reduce pollution and you provide a service to merchants, and that certainly is huge. yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping liability of fedex. ♪ o canada >>> last friday, while america was working through the post-traumatic stress after thanksgiving i happened to stumble up on a terrific story in bloomberg. the canada's economy is the best in the last few years. while it's stoked by business investment and strong consumer spending. the canadian stock
-two punch. >>> fast food workers taking to the picket line today. walkouts are expected in 100 cities across the nation. why? workers are demanding higher wages and more freedom to form unions. wednesday they got a big boost from president obama who said now is the time to raise the federal minimum wage. alison kosik is with striking workers in brooklyn. what's the situation, alison? >> reporter: this movement has gained moment since the first protest in new york city. a couple hundred showed up and walk off the job. today, thousands are expected to walk off the job demanding higher wages. it's a growing movement. workers banding together, fighting to raise minimum wage. today is billed to be one of the largest strikes in a series of walkouts with protests planned in nearly 100 cities across the country. this summer, thousands of fast food workers gathered in nearly 60 cities coast to coast. in new york and chicago, fired up protesters swarmed mcdonald's restaurants, trying to persuade their fellow workers to join them. >> living on 7.25, you cannot do it. >> reporter: many fast food workers
is planned in 100 cities part of a national effort to get the minimum wage increase to $15 an hour. the workers say their average pay is just over $9 an hour. they also want the right to unionize without retaliation. >>> right now hackers have log- in credentials for almost 2 million accounts or various internet and social media sites. cyber security firm trust way found the security breaches operated through software maliciously installed on computers worldwide. trust wave says one problem is many people select passwords that are easily discovered. >>> let's check the weather. >> good to have you back. did you have a nice vacation? >> it was fabulous. >> mr. mallicoat was sick. >> chicken soup. >> you were home. >>> cold temperatures around the bay area. the coldest of the season easily so far. boy, these temperatures something else headed out the door. we have freezing temperatures, clear skies outside as that arctic air mass sits overhead. numbers dropping off. 27 degrees in concord. 26 in santa rosa. 31 freezing in san jose. and 26 degrees in livermore. so a very, very cold sta
for wednesday, december 11th at 8:00 a.m. at city hall. starting monday the mayor will have a condolence book the public can sign. flags in the city are flying at half staff until next sunday. tonight a special one hour tribute. and you can see it beginning at 6:00 right here after this newscast. on kpix 5. >>> still ahead, bat kid returns to san francisco. after getting to live out his fantasy how he's helping others make their domes come true. -- dreams come true. >> and bay area veterans who were there tell us what they experienced at pearl harbor 72 years ago today. ,,,,,, [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? francisco today for a make-a-wish fundraiser. >>> well, after winning hearts in san francisco and beyond last month, that kid returned to san francisco today for a make a wish fundraiser. >> i think we just showed you the
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